Neurologic Rehabilitation

Overview

Diseases, trauma or injury involving the brain, spine and/or nerves may result in weakness, balance problems, stiffness, pain, dizziness and/or lack of coordination. All of these problems may impact walking, contribute to falls, impair movement and limit an individual’s ability to complete activities at home, work and within the community.

USC Physical Therapy specializes in treating patients with neurologic disorders with the ultimate goal to improve their quality of life. In addition to completing a thorough evaluation, our physical therapists actively involve the patient in the development and progression of their customized physical therapy program.

Some elements of the evaluation may include:

  • Movement analysis
  • Balance assessment
  • Fall risk assessments
  • Gait evaluation
  • Postural analysis
  • Equipment and/or wheelchair evaluation

Treatment is focused on recovery, exploring strategies to optimize movement and to prevent future problems that may impact overall health and wellness.

Conditions Treated

USC Physical Therapy offers physical therapy services for individuals with the following neurological conditions and disorders:

  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s disease/parkinsonism
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Peripheral and central vestibular disorders
  • Brain injury
  • Neuropathies
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Dystonia
  • Pain
  • Headaches

Physical Therapists

The physical therapists who specialize in treatment of neurological disorders offer the highest level of care by incorporating current best practices and clinical expertise to provide customized care for each patient.

Location and Hours

Outpatient physical therapy is offered for neurological disorders at the following locations:

Resources

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association
American Stroke Association
Balance and Falls Informational Video
Move Forward
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Parkinson’s Community Los Angeles
Parkinson’s Foundation
Stroke Informational Video